(Art) Basel diary #16

Art Feature at Tanya Leighton Gallery. Friday 16 June, 2011
Om (1986) by © JOHN SMITH
4 mins. Colour. Sound. 16mm.

Six things you need to know about British artist JOHN SMITH:

  1. he graduated in 1977 from the Royal College of Art
  2. since 1972 he has made over fifty films, videos and installation works
  3. which deftly subvert the perceived boundaries between documentary and fiction, representation and abstraction
  4. Om (watch above) explores our response to stereotypes: aural, visual and ideological
  5. he teaches part-time at the University of East London
  6. he is represented by Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin

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